> Hi. Hoping someone could help me out with this.
> I have a Dell Optiplex GX1, p2-350, 128mb RAM, 6.5 GB HD. Four GB of
> drive are NTFS for NT and 2GB will go to the Linux install. I begin the
> install process by setting BIOS to boot to 5.1 CD.
> I get to the formatting section of the install and use DDruid to set the
> 250MB - /
> 800MB - /usr
> 400MB - /home
> 300MB - /var
> 100MB - SWAP
> The install proceeds and I select the proper packages, but it fails
> during install giving me the message that the destination disk is full. I
> can begin again and do a very base install but a df shows that there are
> only 300MB given to /usr even though I told it to give 800MB.
> Unsurprisingly, usr is full and I can't do anything else.
> any ideas?
I don't know about Disk Druid in RH5.1. I do know that fdisk works good
though. The problem may be in where you tell the install program about
mount points. Do you actually tell the install program that the 250MB
partition was to be /, the 800MB partition was to be /usr, the 400MB
partition was to be /home etc and so on? If you don't tell the
installer that these partitions exist and assign them mount points, the
installer can only make a guess using the first linux native partition
it comes to and make /usr, /home and /var directories on that first
You must define the partitions, have the installer check for errors on
disk and format, and you must assign the partitions their mount points
PRIOR to installing packages.
I hope this has been a help. If there are any additional questions...
feel free to eMail me.
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